Crew Leader/CTSP Profiles

CTSP Training Motivates Brandy Brown to Find Creative Solutions

”You have to really understand how people learn and how important that is when you are teaching safety material,” says Brandy Brown, co-owner with her husband, Dustin, of Blue River Forestry & Tree Care in Boulder County, Colorado. That is why Brown, director of operations for the 25-employee company, which she says is well known […]

Truetimber Academy Director Jeff Inman Finds High Value in the CTSP Program

In 2017, when Scott Turner, owner of Truetimber Arborists, Inc., in Richmond, Virginia, saw a need in the industry for formalized training, the company formed its own three-year trade school – Truetimber Academy. Today, Jeffrey S. Inman, Jr., Truetimber Academy director and the company’s risk performance manager, has found lessons from TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety […]

CTSP J.P. Domhof Helps Train First Nations’ Workforce in Canada

J.P. Domhof had been in the safety field for more than 15 years, in uranium mining and construction in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Six years ago, he joined Kitsaki Vegetation Services, which specializes in powerline right-of-way (ROW) clearance, and decided to seek TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) credential. “I thought it would be beneficial professionally […]

CTSP Keeps You Accountable

At Cumberland Valley Tree Service – Landscaping, the position of safety director was once a part-time role, paired with being a full-time crew leader. That was when this accredited, 22-year TCIA member company based in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, was a small operation. No more. With more than 90 employees, the position is now full time. Taking […]

CTSP Spurs New Ideas for Angus Barnhart-Usedom

During a line-clearance training session for a group of community-college students last winter, trainer Angus Barnhart-Usedom encountered a student wary of chain saws. “I realized I had to switch up my teaching style for a timid person. You sometimes come across someone for whom you need to adjust to accommodate their style of learning. They […]

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